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If you're a new subscriber, greetings and salutations! If you've been getting the newsletter for a while, thanks for remaining here.  This has been one of the craziest years of my life.  All sorts of great things have been happening with my three kids. Just last week, my son got a fantastic new programming job […]

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New subscriber? I'm glad you're here and so are all your new friends who've been here for a while, some for over twenty years! It was an exciting week here at the galactic headquarters of AsktheBuilder.com. I had a new high-technology State Proline XE Combi boiler installed here at my home. It's magic in a […]

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Today started out to be a bluebird day here in central New Hampshire. Blue skies are forecast and temperatures are supposed to scratch their way up to 38 F. But as often happens, gray clouds move in robbing us of the much-needed infrared energy from our friend the sun! The beginning of December for me […]

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You may be a new subscriber. WOOT! Welcome to the island! If you're an island inhabitant of record for any period of time, don't try to play any pranks on our new friends! Christmas is four weeks from today! Holy potato! It already looks like Christmas here in central New Hampshire as a week ago […]

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You may be perplexed as to how in the world a puff of wind might open a home improvement expert's front door. Allow me to shed more light on my true story from yesterday. 1. The front door has a deadbolt. It was not engaged. 2. The door's primary latch operated by the lever handle, […]

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Did you just subscribe? Welcome and let me tell you now this is a pretty strange issue of my newsletter. Hang in there. Old friend or newer subscriber? You're going to LOVE this issue. If not, reply and tell me why. March through the entire thing as there's great stuff here the day after Thanksgiving. […]

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Is this your first newsletter? Cool beans. Thanks for subscribing. Have I been landing in your Inbox for months or years? Thanks for sticking around! I've got some great stuff in this issue. Holy tomato! Super-short recordings about each step of Meghan and Brent's new home! See below. Problems in Philly My good friend John […]

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Are you a new subscriber? Welcome Aboard! All other salts can get back to swabbing the decks and polishing the yardarms! It's a Friday, and I've got a few stories for you. If you're a NEW subscriber, this is NOT my usual format, so hang in there. New House Podcast Series I've decided to create […]

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Are you new around these parts? Welcome, pardner! Have you been watering your horse here for some time? You know the rules, be nice to people and think of yourself last. This is a somewhat strange newsletter. The inspiration for today's newsletter came from this photo: You may wonder what the tall poles are all […]

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Today is Veterans Day in the USA. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the Word War I hostilities between Germany and the Allies. Living veterans, as well as veterans who have passed away after being discharged from active military duty, are also honored on this day. Today is not […]

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